Lewis Hamilton tests negative for COVID-19

Lewis Hamilton

Finally some good news! Lewis Hamilton has tested negative for COVID-19.

The Seven-times Formula One world champion tested positive for the virus earlier this month.

But on Thursday his team confirmed that he returned a negative result. This means that Hamilton will return for Mercedes in Sunday’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Hamilton was replaced for last weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain by fellow Briton George Russell.

Mercedes said Hamilton had already arrived at the Yas Marina circuit after ending 10 days of quarantine in Bahrain.

“Lewis tested negative for COVID-19 on Wednesday prior to completion of his self-isolation period in Bahrain,” Mercedes said in a statement.

“This enabled him to travel to Abu Dhabi on Thursday afternoon and he tested negative on arrival.

“Lewis has therefore completed the protocols required by the FIA for his entry to the paddock tomorrow and will be able to take part in the race weekend,” added the team.

The FIA confirmed separately that Hamilton would be granted access to the paddock after testing negative in both Bahrain and Abu Dhabi.